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By PFW staff

Browns WRs Joshua Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi suffered concussions in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, head coach Eric Mangini said Monday. Both players left the game in the second quarter of Cleveland's 28-10 loss after being hit in the helmet by Steelers ROLB James Harrison.

Cribbs was knocked from the game on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Harrison on a scramble, while Massaquoi left the game after Harrison hit him in the helmet with his right arm on a crossing pattern.

Mangini reportedly indicated the status of both Cribbs and Massaquoi for the Week Seven game at New Orleans is uncertain. The Browns' bye is in Week Eight.

"We have to go through the procedure," Mangini said, apparently referring to the NFL's concussion policy. "It could also carry over."

The way we see it

So dangerous with the ball in his hands, Cribbs is a key part of the Browns' offense and special teams. If he is unavailable, the Browns probably won't use their "Wildcat"-style package on offense. Moreover, they won't be nearly as dangerous on kickoff and punt returns, too. Chansi Stuckey fumbled away a punt in Cribbs' absence on Sunday.

Massaquoi has shown the ability to stretch the field, and if he were out, an offense not known for its explosiveness in the passing game would have one less downfield threat.

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